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Published Friday, July 21, 2000

Your Sports notes: Canoe & Kayak Adventure set for Saturday

Have boat, will paddle: There's still room for folks with their own canoes and kayaks to see Minneapolis and St. Paul from a different perspective with Saturday's Mississippi River Canoe and Kayak Adventure.

More than 265 paddlers are registered and there's room for as many as 100 more with their own boats. All canoe rentals are already reserved. It's $12 per person for lunch and a paddle through the river gorge from River Flats Park to Hidden Falls Park. You'll go through a lock and dam, too.

Advanced registration for the Minneapolis Aquatennial event is required, which means you must do so today. To register, call Friends of the Mississippi at 651-222-2193 or visit its Web site at http://www.fmr.org

Rolling down the river You can in-line skate up and down the Mississippi River July 29 in the 2nd Great River Roll, a 15-mile course along Minneapolis and St. Paul parkways from the Stone Arch Bridge to the Ford Parkway Bridge.

Skaters of all skill levels can participate. Registration is $30 for adults by Saturday, $35 from Sunday until the 8 a.m. event. Students 18 and under pay $20 by Saturday, $25 thereafter.

For more information, see http://www.greatriverroll.com or call the Minnesota Recreation and Park Association at 612-825-2200, ext. 102.

By the book. They grew up half a world away from each other, but Antarctic explorers Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen were both inspired to chase their dreams after each read the same book -- Alfred Lansing's "Endurance," about Sir Ernest Shackleton's legendary expedition three decades ago.

Now, you can win an all-expense paid trip to a sendoff celebration in October in Capetown, South Africa, where Bancroft and Arnesen will leave to attempt a 2,400-mile crossing of the Antarctica by ski and sail in 100 days.

Just answer the question, "What book inspired you to pursue a dream and why?" You can enter online at http://www.yourexpedition.com or http://www.myprimetime.com/promos/expo/volvo1.jsp

Riding the waves.You can check out the sport of whitewater freestyle kayaking July 29 with the 2nd Taylor Falls Rodeo. Both beginner and expert kayakers can paddle for a $15 registration fee and spectators are welcome to watch 30 participants or more run the rapids or ride "holes," tricks performed while staying in one spot on the river below the Hwy. 8 bridge at Interstate State Park.

The rodeo starts at noon and ends about 5 p.m. For more information, see http://www.midwestmtn.com/TeamMidwestmtn or contact organizer Joerg Steinbach by email at joergkayak@outtech.com

Camp any time. Visitors to Minnesota State Parks this fall won't have worry whether they'll be able to camp.

Legislative action last spring that added $4.5 million the state park operating budget will ensure that all park campgrounds will remain open year-round as they had until last fall. Because of a budget shortfall, the parks system last summer announced that 20 smaller campgrounds would close from Labor Day to Memorial Day.

 



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